New Year, New Theme, It’s 80’s Retro Month!

384197_1107208865965689_7472649573178251726_nWelcome to 2016, Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs! It’s a new year, new opportunities, but still bringing you the misunderstood goodies! This month, we’re going “Back In Time” this month despite the new year. A reflective look, if you will, to a time where cinema was fluent with films that were questionable to the “normal” mind’s eye. There were thrills, chills, and comedic stills ingrained within our brains from then to now.

220px-Killer_klowns_posterKiller Clowns with Cotton Candy Cocoons, Weird Cannibal Family Sequels, Vengeful Pirates in Search of Their Gold, and other Tales to make you keep coming back for more. Comic books, vintage toys from your childhood, many things will come back to remind you that THEY ARE NOT BAD, JUST MISUNDERSTOOD. 

What are your favorite memories from those times? Was it the music? The films? The retro clothes? The hair? What do you consider the most misunderstood film from the 80’s that you can’t get enough of anytime you view it? Comment and Share your favorite memories!

We are always searching for new things to share with you pertaining to the themes of the 220px-Texas_chainsaw_massacre_2_postermonth. Search through your scrap book of memories and send us your pictures, RETRO themed art, tattoo art, collection of your 80’s films or film figures, or pictures/video of anything you think pertains to the theme and it will be shared on our pages to be seen and enjoyed by all! That even includes pictures of your your big hair, ladies.

For the fans who have fan art, we have seen them over the years and enjoy every piece you have. Keep sending them all in and we’ll share them this month and many years to come! Show your love for Cinema Insomnia and all things 80s!

 

il_570xN.794880400_qwqmIf you do not any art or posters, check out DIXIE DELLAMOROTO LOBO’S ETSY shop and pick up a copy of her creation in tribute to the 1981 John Carpenter Classic “ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK”. There are other items pertaining to the 80’s as well as CINEMA INSOMNIA and OSI74 merchandise for you to add to your collection.

Don’t forget, CINEMA INSOMNIA is now on OSI74 Saturday Sleepover Nights on the OSI74 Channel you can download on your ROKU. If you don’t have a ROKU, you can tune into episodes your missed on the OSI74 Vimeo Channel:

Time to Go Retro, Let’s Go!

 

This Month We Remember Legendary Director Wes Craven!

Directors come from all over the world to create their masterpieces: misunderstood and understood. Throughout the years, we have seen directors rise then turn into the great beyond. A couple weeks ago, we lost one of the most remembered horror directors of all time. That director was the legendary Wes Craven.

11988499_862880197158597_9142582958466751279_n(1)Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven did not begin his directing career right away. At first, he worked in the education field as an English professor at Westminster College then a Humanities professor at Clarkson University. During his teaching career, he purchased a 16mm camera and began working on short films.

In 1972, he released his first full-length horror feature entitled, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. The film told the story of two teenage girls on their way to a rock concert. While on their way, they are kidnapped by four psychotic killers. Later, the killers stumble upon one of the girls’ home where her parents obtain their revenge on them.

11227524_10153683708029430_3309093586970181323_nHe continued his reign of film terror through taking you on a “family trip” into the desert to visit a family of cannibals in his 1977 hit, THE HILLS HAVE EYES! It has received a continuous cult following to this day along with receiving a sequel in 1985 and remake in 2006. With another hit under his belt, this did not stop Craven from his creative streak! Wes Craven continued transforming his films from various dreams he had. One of which we know today through it’s series and it’s iconic serial killer who haunts you in your dreams. It spawned many sequels, kick started several well-known actors careers, and brought terror to the silver screen and beyond.

This month, we remember the legend Wes Craven was and commemorate his works, both the misunderstood films and accepted ones. What are your favorite Wes Craven films? Which one do you believe is the most misunderstood?

Do you have any vintage collectables, posters, or memorabilia pictures you’d like to share? You can post them on our page and they will be shared on our pages! Artists, this includes your brilliant art!

RIP Wes Craven, you will never be forgotten!

Let’s make this month memorable and discover all things “Craven”!